HCI at the University of Waterloo

Welcome to the Human Computer Interaction lab at the University of Waterloo! Our group's research centers on improving the ways computers can help people lead more productive, happy, and healthy lives, at home, work, or play. A selection of areas of research that we work on include: motion kinematics in user interfaces, open source usability, sketch recognition, usable privacy and security, and pen-based interfaces.

Waterloo HCI at UIST 2014


InterTwine: Creating Interapplication Information Scent to Support Coordinated Use of Software [PDF]
Proceedings of UIST '14
Adam Fourney, Ben Lafreniere, Parmit Chilana, and Michael Terry.


Pinch-to-Zoom-Plus: An Enhanced Pinch-to-Zoom That Reduces Clutching and Panning [PDF]
Proceedings of UIST '14
Jeff Avery, Mark Choi, Daniel Vogel, and Edward Lank.

Waterloo HCI at CHI 2014


Investigating the Feasibility of Extracting Tool Demonstrations from In-Situ Video Content [PDF]
Proceedings of CHI '14
Ben Lafreniere, Tovi Grossman, Justin Matejka, and George Fitzmaurice.


Mining Online Software Tutorials: Challenges and Open Problems [PDF]
CHI ’14 Extended Abstracts (alt.chi ' 14)
Adam Fourney, and Michael Terry.


Crossing-Based Selection with Direct Touch Input [PDF] [Video]
Proceedings of CHI '14
Yuexing Luo, Daniel Vogel.

Waterloo HCI at ICWSM 2013


Understanding the Roles and Uses of Web Tutorials [PDF]
Proceedings of ICWSM '13
Ben Lafreniere, Andrea Bunt, Matthew Lount, and Michael Terry.


Enhancing Technical Q&A Forums with CiteHistory [PDF]
Proceedings of ICWSM '13
Adam Fourney, and Meredith Ringel Morris.

Waterloo HCI at CHI 2013


Community Enhanced Tutorials: Improving Tutorials with Multiple Demonstrations [PDF]
Proceedings of CHI '13
Ben Lafreniere, Tovi Grossman, and George Fitzmaurice

Waterloo HCI at UIST 2012


PICL: Portable In-Circuit Learner  [PDF] [Video]
Proceedings of UIST '12
Adam Fourney and Michael Terry

Giving a Hand to the Eyes: Leveraging Input Accuracy for Subpixel Interaction
Proceedings of UIST'12
Nicolas Roussel, Géry Casiez, Jonathan Aceituno, and Daniel Vogel

Waterloo HCI at CHI 2012


“Then Click OK!” Extracting References to Interface Elements in Online Documentation  [PDF]
Proceedings of CHI'12
Adam Fourney, Ben Lafreniere, Richard Mann, and Michael Terry

Waterloo HCI at ITS 2011


ZoomPointing Revisited: Supporting Mixed Resolution Sketching on Interactive Surfaces [PDF]
Proceedings of ITS'11
Matei Negulescu, Jaime Ruiz, and Edward Lank

Waterloo HCI at UIST 2011


Query-Feature Graphs: Bridging User Vocabulary and System Functionality [PDF]
Proceedings of UIST'11
Adam Fourney, Richard Mann, and Michael Terry


Conté: Multimodal Input Inspired by an Artist’s Crayon
Proceedings of UIST'11
Daniel Vogel and Géry Casiez


AdaptableGIMP: Designing a Socially-Adaptable Interface [PDF] [Poster PNG]
Proceedings of UIST'11
Ben Lafreniere, Andrea Bunt, Matthew Lount, Filip Krynicki, and Michael Terry


Embedding Interface Sketches in Code [PDF] [Video]
Proceedings of UIST'11
James Simpson and Michael Terry

Waterloo HCI at CHI 2011


User-Defined Motion Gestures for Mobile Interaction [ACM Library] [PDF]
Jaime Ruiz, Edward Lank, and Yang Li


Characterizing the Usability of Interactive Applications Through Query Log Analysis [ACM Library] [PDF]
Adam Fourney, Richard Mann, and Michael Terry


DoubleFlip: A Motion Gesture Delimiter for Interaction [ACM Library] [PDF]
Jaime Ruiz and Yang Li


Waterloo HCI at UIST 2010


DoubleFlip: A Motion Gesture Delimiter for Interaction [PDF]
Jaime Ruiz and Yang Li


What Can Internet Search Engines “Suggest” About the
Usage and Usability of Popular Desktop Applications?
[PDF] [PNG]
Adam Fourney, Richard Mann, and Michael Terry

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